Presenting the 2012 Winter Chant Intensive at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas. January 4-6, 2012. Sponsored by CMAA Houston.

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The Winter Chant Intensive is intended for beginning chanters and chant enthusiasts who are looking for a jump start in their studies. In the final dayThree days of full immersion in square notes to finish off the Christmas season will secure for you the knowledge you need to begin singing and praying according to the Church’s vast treasury of Sacred Music.

The course will offer two sections, beginning chant for men, taught by Jeffrey Ostrowski, and beginning chant for women with instructor Arlene Oost-Zinner. Classes will begin at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 4, and conclude with a 4:00pm chanted Mass in the Ordinary Form on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th.

Tuition is $170 for all sessions and materials, including a copy of the Parish Book of Chant, compiled and edited by Richard Rice, as well as lunch on Thursday and Friday. You will receive all materials upon arrival.

This is intended for all who love and appreciate the central role that chant plays as the prayerful song of the Roman Rite – not only at cathedrals and Basilicas but also in every parish. The conference will both train and inspire toward the goal of continuing the renaissance of sacred music in our time, both in the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass.

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Registration deadline is Friday, December 16, 2011. Your registration will be considered complete after following the two-step process: 1) registration (Separate registration for each person, please. Done when you click on “send email”) and 2) payment:

Pay by mail: Please submit online registration, indicating in the notes section that you will be paying by mail. Make checks payable to “CMAA Winter Chant Intensive: Houston” and mail to: CMAA Houston c/o St. Theresa Church, 705 St. Theresa Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478.

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Questions? Please write to us at or call 281-658-6053.